4.6.3 BATTERY MAINTENANCE
The battery should be inspected per the "Service
Schedule," Section 6. The following procedure
should be followed for inspection:
1. Inspect the battery posts and cables for tightness
and corrosion. Tighten and clean as necessary.
2. Check the battery fluid level of unsealed batteries
and, if necessary, fill with DISTILLED WATER
ONLY. DO NOT USE TAP WATER IN BATTERIES.
3. Have the state of charge and condition checked.
This should be done with an automotive-type bat-
Storage batteries give off explosive hydrogen
gas. This gas can form an explosive mixture
around the battery for several hours after
charging. The slightest spark can ignite the gas
and cause an explosion. Such an explosion can
shatter the battery and cause blindness or
other injury. Any area that houses a storage
battery must be properly ventilated. Do not
allow smoking, open flame, sparks or any spark
producing tools or equipment near the battery.
Battery electrolyte fluid is an extremely caustic
sulfuric acid solution that can cause severe
burns. Do not permit fluid to contact eyes, skin,
clothing, painted surfaces, etc. Wear protective
goggles, protective clothing and gloves when
handling a battery. If the fluid is spilled, flush
the affected area immediately with clear water.
Do not use any jumper cables or booster bat-
tery to crank and start the generator engine. If
the battery has completely discharged, remove
it from the generator for recharging.
Section 4 — Maintenance
QUIETSOURCE™ Liquid-cooled 30 kW Generators
Be sure the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is set to
the OFF position before connecting the battery
cables. If the switch is set to AUTO or MANUAL,
the generator can crank and start as soon as
the battery cables are connected.
Be sure the UTILITY power supply is turned off,
or sparking may occur at the battery posts as
the cables are attached and cause an explosion.
4.6.4 BATTERY REPLACEMENT
When replacing batteries, use the same number and
the type of battery that follows:
BCI Group No.
The BCI number should be located directly
on the battery.
PERIODIC REPLACEMENT PARTS
Generac's Part Number
Power Systems, Inc. 19
525 @ 0 deg. F
600 @ 0 deg. F